Back to regularly scheduled blogging!

WiFi and I (within the comforts of my own home) and now re-connected! Finally! My new DSLR camera and I, however, are no more. My beloved camera took a spill from the table to the floor in the process of moving. I am devastated. I had it only a month and it was just in the wrong place at the wrong time (and on a way too packed table). Sigh. Back to lame pictures…sorry 🙁

I really appreciate all your kind words about relocating and the “adjustment period” of settling into a new place. We are about 95% unpacked but still have about 15% of our stuff to find homes for. We’re making progress, at least! The weather here is absolutely amazing right now…I much prefer these temperatures to Tulsa’s scorching summers. The winters, however, may be a different story 😉 But, hey, I’m from Chicago…I can be a snow bunny as much as the next Ohioan!

Anyways, this morning I did what I love to do on weekend mornings: bake! Most of you know I am on-the-go breakfast gal and I love trying out new recipes to eat in the car on my way to work or at my desk. This morning I made…Carrot Bread!

Carrot Bread from Cooking Light

3/4 cup sliced carrot (about 4 ounces)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (about 7 ounces)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
1 large egg
1 large egg white
Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cook carrot in boiling water 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Place carrot in a food processor; process until smooth.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine whole wheat flour and the next 6 ingredients (through cloves) in a large bowl. Combine carrot, sugar, and the next 4 ingredients (through egg white) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined.

Pour batter into an 8-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut bread into 8 slices.

Nutrition Information (per slice): 216 calories; 8 g. fat; 27 mg. cholesterol; 247 mg. sodium; 34 g. carbohydrate; 2.9 g. fiber; 4.8 g. protein

Result: Thumbs up from both of us! For having whole wheat flour, this bread is not too dense or heavy and has a very flavorful “fall” taste of cinnamon, carrot, and cloves. Mmm! I also love the idea of veggies for breakfast! 😀

Well, off to unpack and be productive! And I will hopefully be catching up on blogs today! 😀

Question: Do you eat breakfast at home, or on the go?

Swing by tomorrow for some information on my new job! I’m really excited!

Ciao for now,

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17 Comments

  1. August 8, 2010 / 9:01 am

    Oh no!!!! So sorry about your camera, girl!! But I’m glad to hear that you’re getting settled in!

  2. August 8, 2010 / 9:08 am

    That looks so so good! I love carrot cake; carrot bread sounds like a reasonable way to have it any day.

  3. August 8, 2010 / 9:09 am

    Yum! I always eat breakfast at home. I like to ease into the day and enjoy it!

  4. August 8, 2010 / 9:12 am

    that bread looks awesome! I may have to try it out. Glad you are settling in to your new place, I can’t wait to hear details about the new job!

  5. August 8, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear about the camera. 🙁 Heartbreaking!

    I eat breakfast at home every day. I don’t care how early I have to get up, it’s a veggies and cheese omelet and several mugs of coffee. Yes, I spoil myself first thing in the am, but its a nice way to start the day!

    Georgie

  6. August 8, 2010 / 11:32 am

    Carrot cake is my favorite. That carrot bread with some cream cheese icing would be superb!

  7. August 8, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    Yay, I’m glad you’ve got internet access at home now! I’m so sorry to hear about the camera though. The carrot bread looks delicious…perfect breakfast for me because I grab breakfast from home but don’t eat it until I get to work.

  8. August 8, 2010 / 2:19 pm

    I can’t eat breakfast on the go- it’s my favorite meal, so I like to enjoy it at home… 🙂

    Glad to know you’re adjusted in the new home and everything can start to get back to normal! Always such a good feeling…. 🙂

  9. August 8, 2010 / 2:51 pm

    I just made the carrot bread and it barely rose! it’s about half the thickness of yours…eek, i don’t know what I did wrong!

  10. August 8, 2010 / 5:09 pm

    Oh no! Not the DSLR! 🙁 So sad, but I would have probably done the same thing.

    Glad you are settling in. I always get to work about 15 minutes early to fix my breakfast and eat at my desk – if I stagger my breakfast and lunch, I can usually manage my blood sugars better for my lunch time workout.

    Can’t wait to hear about the new job!

  11. August 8, 2010 / 5:43 pm

    BUMMER about the camera!! 🙁 Sorry to hear that. Your carrot bread looks awesome!! I eat breakfast at home, but during school I usually pack it and eat it while the kids are unpacking and doing their morning work… but not during the first couple weeks of school! They are still adjusting to first grade and becoming more independent and so I have to either eat breakfast before school or wait until my first available planning time.

  12. August 8, 2010 / 7:48 pm

    So sorry about your camera! But I’m glad you are settling into your new home!

    I usually eat breakfast at home. But I make sure to keep things around I can eat on the go for days I’m running late…

    Have a great week!

  13. August 8, 2010 / 9:43 pm

    Aww glad you are back! HAVE A GREAT DAY AT YOUR NEW JOB girl!

  14. August 9, 2010 / 12:13 am

    How interesting I’ve never boiled my carrots before adding them to a carrot bread. I’ll have to give it a shot.

    Glad you are reconnected with your wifi 🙂

  15. August 9, 2010 / 9:42 am

    Ohhh sorry to hear about your camera–that’s not good news!! But at least you’re still in good spirits..that’s all that counts!! I really like the sounds of that carrot bread 🙂

  16. August 9, 2010 / 11:36 pm

    Yay, glad you’re back 🙂 I’ve never had carrot bread before, but carrot cake is my favorite so I’ll have to try this!

  17. August 10, 2010 / 1:21 am

    i LOVE breakfast and make sure i make time for it every morning. thanks for sharing that recipe, i love to bake too!

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